Manufacturers are required to work to maximum capacity or risk losing their market share in today's fast-paced, competitive marketplace.  For a plant to achieve full potential its technical staff need to possess and apply high levels of mechanical, electrical, fabrication and other specialist competences.

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Cancellation Policy

Where courses are under subscribed MGTS may cancel or re-arrange a course at their discretion. Customers will be notified no later than 10 working days prior to the planned commencement date. MGTS accepts customer cancellations without charge up to 7 days prior to commencement of training. Cancellation less than 7 days will incur a 50% course fee. Transfers to alternative course dates will not incur any additional charge to the customer.

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  • Health and Safety

    Abrasive Wheels



    All employees who are required to change Abrasive Wheels on various types of grinding equipment


    The course is designed to give up-to-date statutory information on the latest legislation - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 as applied to Abrasive Wheels


    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 require that information and training of workers in the correct handling and mounting of abrasive is necessary to reduce the risk of bursting.





    On completion of the programme, participants will:


    • Have an understanding of the applicable PUWER Regulations

    • Be able to apply safe methods of mounting and working with abrasive wheels in general.






    • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

    • Handling, Storing and Transportation of Abrasive Wheels

    • Marking, Testing, Inspection and Balancing of Abrasive Wheels

    • Correct Mounting of Abrasive Wheels

    • Dressing and Adjustment of Rests

    • Hazards Connected with Abrasive Wheels

    • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

      • The Employer’s Duties

      • The Employee’s Duties

    • DVD - “Safe and Effective Grinding”


      Companies should check that their employees also receive instruction in all the particular wheels used in their workplace


      A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to delegates who satisfactorily complete the course.





      1 day

  • Health and Safety

    Manual Handling



    This course is designed for individuals who are required to carry out safe manual handling of goods in the workplace.





    By the end of the programme, delegates will be able to:


    ·         Know of both their own and the company’s responsibilities under legislation

    ·         Become aware of potential hazards and actions putting them at risk

    ·         Understand and develop safe working practices





    ·         Current legislation related to manual handling including assessing risks

    ·         Types of injuries

    ·         Kinetic methods of lifting

    ·         Lifting from a variety of different situations i.e. shelves, pallets, ground, vehicles and tables or to suit individual customers working environments

    ·         Actions which put you most at risk

    ·         Estimation of weights to be lifted

    ·         Personal Protective Equipment

    ·         Manual movement of heavy loads

    ·         Practical exercises





    ½ day

  • Health and Safety

    PUWER Regulations & Risk Assessment

    Who should participate?

    The programme is appropriate for employees associated with the purchase, use and maintenance of all types of work equipment including machinery, plant and processing equipment and to any person involved in the installation, use or operation of lifting equipment.

    Programme Benefits

    The training programme will develop the delegate’s knowledge and understanding of the PUWER regulations and enable them to carry out risk assessments in line with these requirements.

    The programme will cover:

    Health & Safety Legislation
    Health & Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)
    Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR)
    Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
    Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
    Introduction and Main Provisions of PUWER & LOLER
    Guarding of Work Equipment
    Inspection and Maintenance of Work Equipment
    Risk Assessment Procedures
    Introduction and background to risk assessment
    Risk assessments must be “suitable and sufficient”
    Hazards in use of work equipment
    General guidance when risk assessing work equipment
    Reduction of risks during maintenance
    Hierarchy of control measures
    Monitoring and review of risk assessments
    Summary and Discussion

    Duration: 1 day

  • Health and Safety

    IOSH Managing Safely

    The course will run on 3 consecutive Mondays



    The course is designed for Personnel who are required to manage safely and effectively in compliance with both health and safety legislation and their organisation’s policy.  Participants will have the opportunity to achieve the IOSH ‘Managing Safely’ Award, whilst receiving practical comprehensive knowledge in the process.


    The programme addresses the health and safety training needs of the non-expert.





    • Managing Safely will provide delegates with an appreciation of developments in Health and Safety legislation and consequent changes in practice.

    • Employees will gain a nationally recognised and respected certificate in IOSH Managing Safely.

    • Delegates will acquire knowledge based on what they need to know in practice, to ensure their company complies with the HSE’s legal expectations and comprehensive reference material to take away.



    • Reasons for Managing Safely

    • Assessing Risks

    • Controlling Risks

    • Understanding your Responsibilities

    • Identifying Hazards

    • Investigating Accidents and Incidents

    • Measuring Performance

    • Protecting our Environment

  •  ‘Managing Safely’ involves 25 - 30 hours of directed study and can be tailored to meet individual organisations’ needs.  It provides a sound working introduction to the specific requirements of the  NEBOSH General Certificate, which has a well-proven track record for Managers and others who require more than just an overall ‘awareness’.

    The course is assessed with a combined written and multi-choice examination paper, along with a workplace project



    DURATION:  3 days (run on consecutive Mondays)

  • Health and Safety

    NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety


    This course is designed for Personnel who have responsibility for the management of health, safety and welfare within organisations.  Safety Practitioners, Managers, Supervisors and Employees with specific safety duties will find the programme helpful. 



    Many larger organisations choose the NEBOSH Certificate as a key part of their supervisors’ or management development programme.  By ensuring your line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of risk management you can build an effective safety culture in your company.  Smaller organisations, operating in lower risk environments, often choose the NEBOSH certificate as the appropriate qualification for the manager taking the lead on health & Safety issues.  Our programme provides you with the choice of course format that allows your employees to fit training around the needs of your business.




    Unit NGC1

    • Health & Safety Foundations and Law
    • PLAN - Health and Safety Management Systems/Health and Safety Policy.
    • DO - Health and Safety Roles/Responsibilities, Culture, Human Factors, Risk Assessment and Principles of Prevention, Sources of Information, SSOW/PTW, Emergency Procedures and First Aid Provision.
    • CHECK – Active and Reactive Monitoring, Incident/Accident Reporting and Investigation.
    • ACT – Health and Safety Auditing and Reviewing.


    Unit GC2

    • Workplace Hazards and Risk Controls
    • Transport Hazards and Risk Controls
    • Musculoskeletal Hazards and Risk Controls
    • Work Equipment Hazards and Risk Controls
    • Electrical Safety
    • Fire Safety
    • Chemical and Biological Health Hazards and Risk Controls
    • Physical and Psychological Health Hazards and Risk Controls


    Unit GC3 – Practical Exam Day


    Candidates are assessed with written examinations for each of the two taught units, NGC1 & GC2 and a practical assignment for Unit GC 3.  A unit certificate is issued denoting successful achievement of each unit.  The NEBOSH General Certificate is awarded on successful completion of the two units and the practical assessment.


    Delegates who successfully complete this programme will be able to apply to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health for recognition.



    DURATION:   12 days